Event: Fourth UN International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop on Disaster Management and Space Technology [viewed]

The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its UN-SPIDER Programme (UN Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response), together with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are organizing this workshop to promote the access and use of space-based technologies and solutions for disaster management and emergency response within relevant communities. The theme of the workshop is: The 4C - Challenge: Communication - Coordination - Cooperation - Capacity Development.  

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Event: Arab States regional launch of the 'Making Cities Resilient: My city is getting ready' campaign [viewed]

This lauching event is organized by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the Environment Center for Arab Towns. It aims at improving cooperation to jointly implement initiatives to support the countries of the region, through supporting scientific and technical cooperation, communication and advocacy, co-organizing regional events and preparation of regional reports.  

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Event: International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2010 [viewed]

The Day is organized by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UN/ISDR).  

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Climate Change Dominates Pacific Island Forum Meeting [viewed]

3 August 2010: The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) is holding its 41st Annual Meeting in Port Vila, Vanuatu, from 3-6 August 2010, to give political guidance to the region, including on climate change.

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IDB Funds Geothermal Expansion in Nicaragua [viewed]

2 August 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will fund the expansion of geothermal power generation capacity in Nicaragua with a US$40 million loan to the company Polaris Energy Nicaragua S.A.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Briefs the Press at Opening of August Bonn Climate Change Talks [viewed]

2 August 2010: Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, held a press conference on  the opening day of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. She highlighted five key areas in which progress can be built. 

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World Bank Launches Tenth Edition of Little Green Data Book [viewed]

29 July 2010: The World Bank has released the tenth edition of its Little Green Data Book, which provides evidence of the last decade's achievements - or lack of progress - on the road towards sustainable development.

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Event: Scoping Meeting for the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report [viewed]

The intent of this meeting is to scope out the contents of the Synthesis Report for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The scoping of the Synthesis Report for the AR5 was first considered in Venice, Italy, at the AR5 Scoping Meeting, held from 13-17 July 2009. It recommended that the Synthesis Report be organized around four major topic areas: Observed Changes and their Causes; Future Changes (in the short and long-term); Response; and Transitions and Transformation. Please note that attendance at the scoping meeting is by invitation only.  

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Event: 11th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board [viewed]

The 11th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board will take place on 16-17 September 2010. Back-to-back with the Board's meeting, the Project and Programme Review Committee and the Ethics and Finance Committee will hold closed meetings on 15 September 2010. The meetings will take place at the Langer Eugen UN Campus in Bonn, Germany.  

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Event: International Scientific Conference on Advanced Scientific Tools for Desertification Policy [viewed]

This conference is co-organized by the Global Mechanism (GM), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). It aims to “set up a discussion on the scientific research tools and results, recently achieved at the European and international levels addressing desertification assessment and mitigation.”  

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